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August 29, 2012
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  • Report: Independent pharmacies need more oversight, not less
    Legislation pushed by the independent drugstore lobby would limit pharmacy benefit managers' ability to target fraud and waste, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association says. Independent drugstores are especially vulnerable to fraud, a PCMA report found. "At independent drugstores, the owner, cashier and book keeper are often one and the same," the report reads. (subscription required) (8/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Big Pharma seeks replacements for cardio blockbusters
    Expiring patents for best-selling cardiovascular drugs have left drugmakers scrambling for next-generation replacements. But economic pressures mean doctors may be less willing to prescribe expensive new drugs when more affordable generics work, experts say. Reuters (8/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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